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    Thanks guys, just what I needed.

    Thanks guys, just what I needed.
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    Head studs/bolt

    I am installing the exhaust and intake manifolds on my E31 head. I forgot to take pictures when I took them off and removed the stud and bolts:stupid: Can anyone tell me where studs go and where...
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    I went back and reset TDC more accurately. I now...

    I went back and reset TDC more accurately. I now have 0.015 difference. Still should be ok. Thanks for all the input.

    Mike
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    I measured by laying a straight edge on top of...

    I measured by laying a straight edge on top of the pistion and with a feeler gauge, measured the gap between the bottom of the straight edge and the deck. The 0.009 blade just fits in the gap. It...
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    Piston to head clearance?

    I just got my short block back from the machine shop. He installed flat top pistons that have valve reliefs. At TDC, the piston top is 0.009" higher than the block deck. Is this acceptable on an...
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    Am I the only one who has had this problem??

    Am I the only one who has had this problem??
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    Oil pressure bypass

    I want to take my S30 block to the machine shop for some work. But I am worried about the oil pressure bypass valve. Some shops in California do not hot tank to clean, they bake the block at very...
  8. Thread: thread sizes

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    Thanks Guys, all good advise.

    Thanks Guys, all good advise.
  9. Thread: thread sizes

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    thread sizes

    I am eliminating the smog stuff on the balance tube on the intake manifold of my 1970 Z. I want to put a threaded plug into the larger hole near the PCV valve and in one of the smaller vacuum barbs...
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    Wow, I thought this was going to be a simple...

    Wow, I thought this was going to be a simple question. By that I mean, I was worried the needle and seat would not be up to 'dead heading' the flow. Pressure would be approx. 3.5-4.0 psi. All, in...
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    fuel return line needed?

    If I install an electric fuel pump, can I eliminate the fuel return line to the tank.
    I have a 1970 240Z.
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    240 door window trim question

    I have a 1970. The outside SS window trim on the door ledge has a fuzzy window strip stapled to the metal. Can this be replaced or do I have to try and find the whole piece?

    Mike
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    I would be very interested in a 'reproduction'...

    I would be very interested in a 'reproduction' wire harness! As far as I know, they don't exist. Nearly every British sports from the '50 thru the early '80s have repro wiring harnesses. What is...
  14. Thread: rocker arms!

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    Thanks for the leads. This sounds like the way...

    Thanks for the leads. This sounds like the way to go. They should work with a new cam, too.

    Mike
  15. Thread: rocker arms!

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    rocker arms!

    Can rocker arms be reconditioned for use with a new cam? New ones are nearly $40.oo each!

    Mike
  16. Thread: cam specs

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    cam specs

    Can anyone supply the stock 1970 cam specs? Lift, duration, etc.

    Mike
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    Machine shop recommendation

    Can anyone recommend a machine shop in the Temecula, Calif area? I am about to pull the engine from my 1970 Z for a rebuild.

    Mike
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    Thanks for the additional info. I'll use the...

    Thanks for the additional info. I'll use the repair guide. Very helpful. This car's electrical system has been messed with. I looked up under the dash and saw wires connected with a big wire nut!...
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    That was a concern. I have a larger pad that I...

    That was a concern. I have a larger pad that I have to position carefully to missed the exhaust.

    Mike
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    Thanks Guys. Mike

    Thanks Guys. Mike
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    Jacking the rear end?

    Is it ok to jack up the rear end of my 1970 240Z from under the differential? I have been doing this to get her up on jack stands. I just don't want to damage anything. Is this a problem?

    Mike
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    Steve, Yes, my cleaning exercise may not last....

    Steve,

    Yes, my cleaning exercise may not last. So, before I send out work, I have to give it a try.
    I'll just take the switch apart and clean and shine contacts and check all wire connections.
    ...
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    I just went out to the garage and cycled the...

    I just went out to the garage and cycled the switch on/off rapidly, several times. Voila! I now have tail and side marker lights! Yes, this car did sit for 14 years before I got a hold of her. ...
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    Steve, Thanks, all I did was a continuity...

    Steve,

    Thanks, all I did was a continuity check on all of the fuses. The headlight switch is going to get a close look.
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    Hey, I remember you, I was part of the rich...

    Hey, I remember you, I was part of the rich family.....NOT! Just kidding. Thanks for the reply, ktm. Actually, we live in French Valley, near the Justice Center(courthouse and jail).
    The...
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